STAFF SGT. JASON A. FEGLER - U.S. Army
Hometown / City: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA VIRGINIA BEACH (CITY)
Date of Death: Friday, November 4, 2005
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Staff Sgt.
Unit: COMPANY C, 1ST BATTALION, 502D INFANTRY (MNC-I) FORT CAMPBELL, KY
Birth: Jan. 6, 1981, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 2005
Al Anbar, Iraq
Army Staff Sgt. Jason A. Fegler, 24, of Virginia Beach, Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Nov. 4 during combat operations in Baghdad. The circumstances of the soldier's death are under investigation as a potential friendly-fire incident. The Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 12 at Banner Co. High School in Harrisburg. Burial will be immediately following in Kimball. Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Fegler is survived by his wife, Shianne (Smith) Fegler, US Navy, presently stationed in Virginia and formerly of Gering; a son Aiden, at home with his mother; mother Rita and step-father Eugene Snyder of Banner County; father Jim Fegler of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; grandparents, Ilo Fegler of Ogallala and Robert & Myrna Lee of Hay Springs; aunts, Judy (Greg) Allen of Ogallala, Ermadean (John) Haas of Mitchell, Linda Bradfield of Alliance, Carol (Phil) Amateis of Broadwater, Kathy (Clyde) Katen of Henderson, and Kristi (Bruce) Kutschara of Scottsbluff; great aunt Della (Merle) Hayward, of Hyannis; uncles Jerry (Brenda) Fegler of Kentucky, John (Helen) Fegler of Minnesota, Jack ( Terri) Fegler of Arizona, and Bruce (Beverly) Lee, of Hay Springs; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Published 10/27/05 Observer. Staff Sgt. Jason A. Fegler of Virginia Beach, Virginia was raised on his step father's farm in rural Banner County, Nebraska where his mother owns an embroidery store. Word of his death stunned the tiny town of Harrisburg, Nebraska where he spent his childhood before joining the military and serving three tours in Iraq. He was currently living in Virginia Beach. The tall, blond boy played basketball and football at Banner County High School, where most graduating classes number less than 20. Fewer than 900 people live in the county, where football games and school activities are the glue that holds the sparse community together. From the time he was a boy, he talked about entering the service. He died for what he loved doing, and he loved the military. Fegler had served for 4½ years in the Marines and transferred to the Army with the goal of entering its Special Forces.
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